Botanical name: Erigeron
Botanical name: Erigeron
The fleabanes genus is a collection of species that look a little like daisies, with many petalled flowers ranging from white to pink in color. The natural species aren’t popular garden plants since they spread like weeds, but you are probably familiar with some of the cultivar varieties with blooms that commonly feature in gardens and floral arrangements.
Species of Fleabanes
Dwarf yellow fleabane 'Grand Ridge'
Dwarf yellow fleabane 'Grand Ridge' is a Dwarf yellow fleabane that forms dense mats. It has gray-green leaves and yellow flowers, which bloom throughout the summer. While the parent plant grows up to 15 cm, dwarf yellow fleabane 'Grand Ridge' is smaller and only grows up to 10 cm.
Wandering daisy is a flowering perennial in the daisy family, native to the northwestern United States. It probably gets its common name from its ability to spread through underground rhizomes, giving it the appearance of wandering.
Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) is a vigorous, spreading perennial plant growing from woody rhizomes. Mexican fleabane is native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela. This species is often cultivated for its daisy-like flowers, but it is not the true daisy Bellis perennis. Mexican fleabane, however, is closely related to Bellis perennis.
The Erigeron glaucus is a wildflower native to the western United States. Commonly called the seaside daisy, it's often found on coastal bluffs. The blossoms can range in color from blue or purple to nearly white and bloom in winter, spring and summer, attracting bees and butterflies.
Bitter fleabane is a species in the buttercup family found growing in wastelands, quarries, dunes, and on walls and rocks. This perennial is best known and admired for its fluffy seed head that resembles the common dandelion.
Widely known as spreading fleabane, the Erigeron divergens is native to western North America. It's highly variable in form and can produce one to multiple stems with over 100 flower heads. It blooms in pinks, yellows, and purples from early spring to late autumn. Spreading fleabane was viewed as a good luck charm by the native Kiowa tribe.
Hairy fleabane (Erigeron bonariensis) is an annual plant with distinctive blue-green foliage. Hairy fleabane is considered a weed. This species is often found growing along concrete cracks in driveways and sidewalks. Tt is also found in pastures, gardens and roadsides. Hairy fleabane produces many seeds, which are dispersed by wind and transported by animals, vehicles and people.
Erigeron philadelphicus, colloquially known as philadelphia fleabane and fleabane daisy, is a herbaceous biennial or perennial plant commonly found in meadows, fields, woodlands and along roadsides all over North America. This is an introduced species in Europe and Asia and it is considered an invasive species in certain regions of these two continents.
Horseweed is a North American herbaceous annual plant with a hairy stem, numerous pointed leaves, and waxy inflorescence. It has been naturalized in Eurasia and Australia, where it is a common weed in urban and agricultural regions. Horseweed can be used in a survival situation to start a friction fire.
Fleabane 'Foersters Liebling'
The fleabane 'Foersters Liebling' genus is a collection of species that look a little like daisies, with many petalled flowers ranging from white to pink in color. The natural species aren’t popular garden plants since they spread like weeds, but you are probably familiar with some of the cultivar varieties with blooms that commonly feature in gardens and floral arrangements.
Seaside daisy 'Sea Breeze'
The seaside daisy 'Sea Breeze' genus is a collection of species that look a little like daisies, with many petalled flowers ranging from white to pink in color. The natural species aren’t popular garden plants since they spread like weeds, but you are probably familiar with some of the cultivar varieties with blooms that commonly feature in gardens and floral arrangements.
Leafy fleabane (Erigeron foliosus) is a perennial herb species native to California. Leafy fleabane grows from Oregon to Baja California in North America. This species attracts butterflies and moths.
The robin's Plantain attractively blooms in late spring to summer with small white florets that have yellow at their centers, identical to common daisy plants. This plant requires little care and maintenance and is best suited for rock, cottage, and butterfly gardens. The specific epithet, pulchellus, from its Latin name, Erigeron pulchellus, means 'beautiful.'
Large mountain fleabane
Large mountain fleabane (Erigeron coulteri) is an herbaceous perennial that blooms from summer to fall with white daisy-like flowers with yellow disc centers. Native to the southwestern United States it is commonly found growing wild in moist wooded areas stream banks and open fields.
The Erigeron lonchophyllus is an American and Asian flowering plant. It is part of the daisy family, and also known as the shortray fleabane. It is a biennial herb that can grow up to 60 cm long.
Guernsey fleabane (Erigeron sumatrensis) is a herbaceous tropical annual that will grow from 91 to 183 cm tall. Clusters of cream-colored bell-shaped flowers bloom from winter to summer. Considered a noxious weed in many areas it provides nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinating insects.
Subalpine fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus) is a member of the sunflower family that is native to northwestern North America. It is also sometimes known by the common names wandering fleabane or wandering daisy. It grows well in moist habitats such as stream banks and meadows.
A member of the daisy family aspen Fleabane is a clumpy perennial with pink white or lavender flowers. Native to parts of North American this showy flower blooms summer through fall. A popular flower for gardens as a ground cover and in garden borders.
The prairie fleabane is a type of daisy that is native to eastern and central North America. It is possible for one plant to produce as many as 200 flower heads. They have been introduced to Asia and Europe and naturalized there. They are somewhat weedy bud did not cause many problems.
While native to North America, the annual fleabane has been introduced to other places around the world, as well as in 43 states of the United States. It is a popular choice for bees, flies, wasps, and butterflies as a source of nectar, but is invasive and is threatening the native ecosystem where they grow.
You won't need to travel far to see alpine fleabane (Erigeron alpinus) since it is a popular ornamental species. Because of its small size and clump-forming growth, this plant is best utilized for edging and ground cover. Its cold weather origin makes it frost-hardy and its bright purple flowers cheer up temperate gardens.